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-- Wednesday, November 6, 2013 --
A. Dr. Peter Suber Presents Open Access Scholarship
B. Panel Discussion on Intellectual Property Topics
C. Fogler Film Series
A. Ethnic NewsWatch Now Available
B. Guy Kendall Harness Racing Collection
A. DR. PETER SUBER PRESENTS OPEN ACCESS SCHOLARSHIP
On Friday, November 8, from 12:00 - 1:00 pm the University of Maine Graduate School, Fogler Library DigitalCommons, and the School of Forest Resources are hosting a conversation with Dr. Peter Suber, Director of the Harvard Office of Scholarly Communications and the Harvard Open Access Project, in Nutting 100. Dr Suber will comment on open access scholarship, peer review, and the present state and future role of publishing. More information at <http://forest.umaine.edu/blog/2013/10/23/dr-peter-suber-presents-open-access-scholarship-policy-publication-peer-review-11813/>.
B. PANEL DISCUSSION ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY TOPICS
There will be a panel discussion on intellectual property topics for science and engineering students on Monday, November 11th, from 1:00 - 3:00 pm in the Library Classroom. Though this event is open to everyone, our primary audience is undergraduate students in science and engineering programs. Science and engineering students will benefit by learning about intellectual property topics and how they will interact with intellectual property as professionals. Having an understanding of intellectual property issues has been identified as a key skill in career and academic advancement, and lends a competitive edge when it comes to job placement. Following the one-hour panel discussion we will have a one-hour open forum to discuss particular concerns and answer questions. Questions received in advance will be addressed first. Complete details are posted at <http://www.library.umaine.edu/sec/wallace/ip_panel_2013.htm>.
RSVP required. For more information, contact Martin Wallace at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
C. FOGLER FILM SERIES
The Fogler Film Series continues on Tuesday, November 19th with "The Grey Area: Feminism Behind Bars." The film will be shown at 7:00 pm in the CETA Classroom at Fogler Library and will be followed by a discussion. For more information, contact Nancy Lewis at <email@example.com> or call 581-3613.
A. ETHNIC NEWSWATCH NOW AVAILABLE
Fogler Library recently purchased a subscription to Ethnic NewsWatch, a database of full-text newspapers, magazines, and journals from various ethnic and minority presses. Included in this package is historical coverage of Native American, African American, and Hispanic American periodicals from 1959-1989, as well as more recent coverage (1990-present) of publications from African American, Middle Eastern, Asian American, Hispanic American, and Native communities, among others. Ethnic NewsWatch is updated daily with new content, and can be accessed at <http://library.umaine.edu/indexesdb/dbdetails.asp?field=Name&search=Ethnic+NewsWatch>.
B. GUY KENDALL HARNESS RACING COLLECTION
Work is underway to digitize and upload over 3,000 photographs and pieces of race track ephemera from the Guy Kendall collection to DigitalCommons@UMaine <http://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/kendall_collection/>. The collection, which documents Kendall’s career as a harness race track photographer from 1924 through 1961, was donated to Fogler Library Special Collections in 2003. Using Kendall’s meticulous documentation, the digitized presentation links photographs of horses to score cards, allowing users to view the images within the context of a specific race event replicating, as much as possible, a day at the harness races in early 20th century Maine.
From tip sheets to road maps, from books to binders, from charts to worksheets, publications generated as a result of research grants can all be uploaded for free to the DigitalCommons@UMaine <http://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/> institutional repository, increasing accessibility and distribution to a world-wide platform. Learn more by contacting Kim Sawtelle at <firstname.lastname@example.org> or your library subject specialist <http://library.umaine.edu/colldev/contacts.htm>.
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